Jeremiah Wells
Wells
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Apr 22 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Matt Semelsberger
Semelsberger
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11-2-0
SD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 28-29
  • 30-27
SD 3
11-4-0

The tape

37
Age
31
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

KOSUBKOSUBKO
Form
UDUDUDKOUD
11
Wins
11
5
By KO
6
45
KO%
55
4
By SUB
1
36
SUB%
9
2
Loses
4
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
N/A
Debut
2017
14
Bouts
15
34
Rounds
36
2 hours, 26 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 31 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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Tapology
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Jeremiah Wells vs Matt Semelsberger report

Who won Wells vs Semelsberger?

Jeremiah Wells beat Matt Semelsberger by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Pavlovich vs. Blaydes, on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 29-28, 30-27 in favor of the winner Jeremiah Wells.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Wells vs Semelsberger stats

Jeremiah Wells stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Matt Semelsberger made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Jeremiah Wells' UFC record stood at 4-2-0, while Matt Semelsberger's came in at 5-5-0.

The stats suggested Semelsberger had a slight advantage in power over Wells, with a 55% knock out percentage over Wells' 45%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Wells had a large advantage over Semelsberger, boasting a 36% submission rate over Semelsberger's 9%.

Jeremiah Wells was the older man by 6 years, at 37 years old.

Semelsberger had a height advantage of 4 inches over Wells. Despite this, both fighters had a equal reach.

Wells was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 7 years and 2 months earlier than Semelsberger, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 2 less professional rounds, 43 to Semelsberger's 45.

Wells vs Semelsberger form

Semelsberger had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jake Matthews at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Alex Morono at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Going into that contest, he had beaten AJ Fletcher at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Martin Sano at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had been beaten by Khaos Williams at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Activity check

Wells' last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.

Semelsberger's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Wells vs Semelsberger?

Jeremiah Wells was a 9/10 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Matt Semelsberger made his way into the ring at 87/100 (-110) with oddsmakers.

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